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  6/26/2014, Sivan 28, 5774

Brahimi: Assad Never Thought About Resigning


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “never” thought about resigning or making concessions to the opposition, former UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper on Wednesday.

Brahimi said that when he asked Assad to step down the latter responded, “No one has the right to deprive me from the right to seek re-election.” Brahimi said that he tried “more than once” to meet with Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa but was unsuccessful.